Archive for July, 2012

Press Release: Women Learn Bodyguard Tactics as Self Defense in Phoenix from Female Bodyguard by Teaming Up With Chocolate

July 11, 2012

For immediate release

Contact: John Nottingham



Women Learn Bodyguard Tactics as Self Defense in Phoenix from Female Bodyguard by Teaming Up with Chocolate

Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing are offering personal security and rape prevention seminars for women to the Phoenix Arizona community.

Rhonda Roth, an internationally certified bodyguard/self-defense instructor and defensive tactics experts will be available to answer questions and give advice to the general public on how to prevent and survive a violent encounter!
Phoenix, AZ – On July 28, 2012, Hit Like a Girl in Phoenix, AZ will be offering all women ages 13 and older a 3-hour self-defense seminar. This event will be held from 10:00-1:00 PM at USA Martial Arts Phoenix, 4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Rather than using a fear based model like most self defense courses, Hit Like a Girl uses an empowerment model that educates, entertains and enlightens.  The course uses lecture and interactive tools to teach women to use their brains over brawn.   

Those interested in taking this class are encouraged to register as soon as possible to reserve their space. Participants may attend one or both of the seminars available. The first seminar The Handbags, Heels and Chocolate Experience is the foundation for personal security that teaches life saving protective principles to detect, deter, de-escalate and defend long enough to escape to safety.  The second course, It’s HOT!, teaches the use of Pepper Spray and weapons of opportunity to gain an unfair advantage.
Although participants do not need any previous self defense or martial arts training to participate, the seminars will be addressing violent crime, and participants should anticipate adult themes.  The emphasis of the first course is primarily academic  and lecture format so women who are pregnant, for example, or injured, or in some other way limited in the ability to physically exert themselves are welcome to  attend.   The second seminar will require physical participation and participants should be at a basic level of fitness in order to participate.  Even though a person may not be able to fully participate, they will benefit greatly by attending and participating at whatever level they are able to.  


Seminar is anticipated to fill. SPACE LIMITED. Reserve your spot for your and a friend today.

Hit Like a Girl is a unique education firm designed specifically to empower women with bodyguard tactics for personal security.  HLG events are held in homes, offices, churches or anywhere a group can meet.  The tactics taught are some of the same concepts, principles and techniques used by agencies such as the Secret Service, State Department and professional protectors.

Hit Like a Girl is recognized as the most effective women’s personal security system for real life situations, emphasizing early detection, deterrence, diversion and escape tactics.  

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 2.5 million women experience violence annually. Statistics also show that every 90 seconds a woman is raped in America.
The greater Phoenix area needs community involvement and support. We must recognize that rape is a crime of violence, and its occurrence is never the fault of the victim. Everyone must work together to raise awareness and promote strong, alert, confident and healthy attitudes and defensive skills to end America’s sexual assault epidemic. Hit Like a Girl in cooperation with Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing will make this training available to all women in the community who wish to possess the skills needed to prevent or survive a violent assault.
Ms. Rhonda Roth, a certified Bodyguard Instructor and women’s self defense specialist will be conducting this empowering course. Agent Roth has trained hundreds of students in the Southwest. She teaches women and children how to protect themselves and stay safe using this security training technology.
Learning self-defense is not just learning to kick and punch an attacker. Self-defense begins with an attitude of: “I will not be a victim!” Attackers choose their victims the way predators choose their prey. Predators always go after the weak, isolated, young or old because they are an easy target. If you appear strong, alert and healthy, you have a much better chance of avoiding an attack. Hit Like a Girl founder and  instructor Rhonda Roth empowers women with the self-confidence and skills required to AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM.
Please help spread the word about our seminars. Invite everyone you know who may be interested. To acquire a seminar flyer visit or request on Facebook at Hit Like a Girl. Please print and post it wherever you can and email it to friends. We also have high quality color printed flyers available at our facility at 4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9, Phoenix Arizona 85032. Please feel free to take some anytime during class hours and post them wherever you can.

Martial Arts for Kids, Teens and Adults in Phoenix – Now Enrolling For Summer

July 6, 2012

Are You Looking For a Way to Channel Your Child’s Energy For The Summer Months?

Our classes offer much more than you would expect:
Your Child Will Learn:
1. Focus & Discipline
2. Confidence
3. Stranger/Bully Awareness Self Defense
4. Positive Attitude

For over 25 years USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix has helped thousands of children improve their Confidence, Focus, Self-Discipline, Respect & Leadership in addition to invaluable life skills.

USA Martial Arts programs are taught Masters and highly trained certified, caring instructors in a highly energetic, motivated, safe, fun and enjoyable state of the art facility.

We begin by teaching students valuable life skills in a positive family environment. Students will develop an overall winning attitude committed to goal setting and success.

USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix offers the most modern up to date training available for all age groups. Students will be equipped and prepared to face the challenges that await them in the real world today i.e. bullies, strangers, peer pressure, fitness & nutrition, etc.

USA Martial Arts curriculum is a unique freestyle system that has been mixing martial arts for self defense for years. The result is a highly refined system that offers students, not only a better education, but a more enjoyable learning experience as well. Students are challenged to be their best and reach their goals from weight loss, a fun activity, competition and earning an authentic Black Belt.

The founder of USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing believes in leading by example. An Eagle Scout, Army Airborne veteran and internationally recognized Hall of Fame Master Instructor, he considers himself a student of all martial arts and committed to developing better citizens and leaders for the future.

Find out what makes this program and instruction so unique. Begin your martial arts journey and personal transformation today.